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Front Cover: Bougainvillea in Corumbela

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October Weather Days with rainfall: 4 Days Avg Max Temperature: 23.7c Hours of Sunshine : 7.1 p/day The weather data is for guidance only and is the average monthly maximum for the Costa del Sol

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Last month was a fabulous month for me! I celebrated my 40th birthday in style with all my friends and family. My brother, his wife and three children made a surprise visit from Australia. They arrived in Competa actually on the day of my birthday which also happens to be my brother's birthday too, only he is two years younger than me! We couldn't remember the last time we spent our birthdays together. On a sadder note our home was broken into last month and a few things were taken, one item was a bright pink tablet in a bright pink case. It was manufactured by Hudl and bought from the UK as a gift for my birthday. I hadn't even used it. The box, case and charger were all taken. If anyone sees it for sale anywhere let me know, it's very distinctive and a UK brand, so do get in touch. This month we have our property feature and respected Estate Agents in the area give advice and their opinion on the property market. See pages 54 to 63. Next month we start to plan our Christmas feature, so now is the time to start thinking about advertising in the next couple of editions for Christmas........ I know we are just ending our summer but Christmas is just around the corner!! .

Enjoy and keep reading The Editor .

P.S Don’t forget to put your clocks back 1 hour on Sunday 25th October

Inside This Month


16 10 Super Spanish drinks everyone should try Spain has a lot to offer in the worlds of tantalising drinks.

54 The property feature A selection of properties from the leading estate agents in the Axarquia.

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76 A special kind of caring...


84 Two Ladies of the Night

Maggie Woodward on her visit to the Cudeca Hospice in Arroyo de la Miel


More Campo Cuttings with Lorraine Cavanagh


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SUPPLY & FITTING Ÿ Venetian blinds, canopies, fly-screens, beaded curtains. Ÿ Aluminium & PVC Windows, doors, Ÿ Sun lounges, extensions, Security doors Ÿ Shower screens & curtains Ÿ Lamps, lampshades, wall lights, strip lighting-wide range Ÿ Picture/poster/photo frames & framing service. Laminating Ÿ Glass (clear, tinted, textured) cut to size

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Tel:(0034) 618 295 063 New this month!

” Sunset Properties is a proactive and innovative local company. We use the internet as our shop front and advertise extensively. If you would like to find out more we would be very pleased to talk to you by phone, by e-mail or to meet you for an informal chat.”

Price:175,000 Euros

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This Month’s Special Offer!


Caleta de Velez

The perfect holiday home/rental property in central Nerja - 3rd floor 2 bed 1 bath apartment (61 m²) within walking distance of the beach with covered balcony terrace with sea views and use of the communal pool and gardens.

Fabulous spacious townhouse (157 m²) with 4 beds, 2 baths and cloak/wc situated on a corner plot with large living/dining room, covered terrace, roof terrace, 2 gardens, garage and sea views.

EPC- In process

New this month!

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New this month!

Price:99,000 Euros

Competa Superb spacious modern 3 bed 2 bath villa (152 m²) in a beautiful tranquil rural location with open plan accommodation, covered terrace, pool area with sun terrace and breathtaking sea views.


Price reduced!

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Competa Traditional beautifully renovated 2/4 bed 2 bath village house (95 m²) in a fantastic central location with lots of character, spacious rooms, versatile layout and 4 roof terraces.


New this month!

Caleta de Velez


Nicely refurbished 3rd floor 1 bed 1 bath apartment (50 m²) within walking distance of the beach with open plan living accommodation, covered terrace with sea views and use of the communal pool and gardens.

Large well established 3 bed, 3 bath villa (200 m²) with ample spacious open plan living accommodation with versatile layout, cloak/wc, utility room, pool, terraces and roof terrace.

ref: t1035

EPC - In process

ref: t1039

Price: 159,000 Euros

Price reduced!

Price: 235,000 Euros

EPC - In process

New this month!

ref: v1036 Price: 599,000 Euros

Competa Substantial centrally located 4 bed 3 bath village house (205 m²) with 3 reception rooms, open plan dining kitchen and fantastic south facing roof terrace with sea views. Ideal for use as a B&B



Charming rustic style 3 bed 2 bath country house (106 m²) with spacious living/dining room and open plan kitchen, 2 covered terraces, secluded pool area with sun terrace and spectacular countryside views.

Outstanding immaculately presented top quality 5 bed 4 bath villa (236m²) with fabulous spacious living accommodation, fantastic covered terrace with glass curtains, various terraces, pool area and mature gardens.

EPC - In process

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“ The advertised prices include all of the sellers costs including any commissions. They do not include the buyers costs which can be between 10% and 13% of the advertised price, this includes notary and registry fees, buyers legal fees, purchase tax (8%) and any mortgage set up costs.”

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Price:159,000 Euros

Great value!

Walking to village!

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Stunning views!

Price:375,000 Euros




Delightful 2 bed 1 bath country house (150 m² approx ) with stunning views close Competa. A lovely property with good access, 2 superb terraces, outside kitchen and spacious open plan living accommodation. A great full time/ holiday home or rental property. ref:v578 EPC - G

Beautiful immaculately presented rustic style 3 bed 2 bath country house (104 m²) within walking distance of the village with excellent access, covered terrace, pool area and huge kitchen/dining area.

Fabulous 4 bed, 3 bath villa (191 m²) with incredible panoramic views close to Competa. A stunning property with spacious accommodation, secluded pool area and excellent access. Viewing highly recommended.

Price reduced!

Price: 399,950 Euros

Los Romanes Fabulous immaculately presented 4 bed 4 bath villa (181 m²) overlooking Lake Viñuela with superb living accommodation, secluded pool area, various terraces and mature gardens.



Price reduced!

Price: 235,000 Euros

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We urgently need properties in any area of the Axarquia .

Clients looking now! New this month!

Price: 129,000 Euros


Price reduced!

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Periana Large spacious modern 3/4 bed 2 bath villa (248 m²) situated within its own olive and almond grove with good access, covered terrace, roof terrace, pool, garage, mature gardens and spectacular lake views.


Great Location! Reformed finca!

ref: v935 Price:249,000 Price:69,000Euros Euros




Delightful spacious 4 bed 3 bath villa (161 m²) with easy access, large living/dining room, 4 double beds (2 en suite), garage with roof terrace, covered terrace, pool and lake and sea views.

Charming rustic style 2 bed 1 bath village house (112 m²) with easy access, 2 living rooms, separate dining area, 2 covered terraces, balcony terrace and spectacular views of Lake Viñuela.

Fabulous rustic style 2 bed 2 bath country house (99 m²) with easy access, fantastic dining kitchen, study/office/occasional third bed, covered terrace, pool, garage, storage and utility rooms.




ref: t1029

Great value duplex! Price:180,000 Euros

Modern villa!

Algarrobo Costa


Superb spacious 4 bed 2 bath apartment (111 m²) located frontline with covered terrace, 2 balcony terraces, roof terrace, sea views and communal tennis court, pool and garden.

Stunning 3 bed 2 bath villa (114 m²) with open plan living accommodation, en suite master bed with walk-in wardrobe, covered terrace, pool area and incredible far reaching countryside and mountain views. ref:v1017 EPC -E

EPC - In process

ref: t992

Price:295,000 Euros


Price reduced!

ref: v1023 Price:299,950 Euros

Competa Superb south east facing 3 bed 3 bath villa with separate 1 bed 1 bath guest apartment (243m²) with easy access, 2 living rooms, sun room, covered terrace, walled terrace, pool area, garage, mature gardens and sea views. EPC- D ref: v940

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Spain’s reckless boom-era infrastructure spending, which left the country mired in debt. Building and maintaining the facility has already cost taxpayers €170 million (£125 million). An investigation by the European Commission is underway to decide whether subsidies paid to the company SNC-Lavalin running the airport constitute illegal state aid. The fully booked flight, carrying 189 passengers, was the first of the Irish carrier's three weekly connections between the British capital and Castellón airport, close to Valencia. Ryanair, which is the only company currently operating scheduled flights to the "ghost airport", will soon add a service from Bristol.


NEWS IN SPAIN News from around the Country


bicycle worth €12,000 (£8800) stolen during the Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) has been found on sale for a hundredth of its value in a second-hand shop by two Spanish policemen. Malaga police spotted one of Orica Greenedge team's bicycles while inspecting a shop for suspected stolen goods. The bike was stolen a few hours earlier from the Australian team's camp during the Vuelta. The Vuelta arrived in Malaga on August 24, on the third stage of the three-week race. The "exceptional technical features" of the bicycle and its low price - on sale for only €120 - attracted police attention, they said in a statement. Upon inquiring about it they discovered it was sold to the shop by a Malaga resident with a "long police record.”


millionaire French businessman was held hostage for two months in Marbella while criminals forced him to empty his bank accounts and convert his fortune into gold bars, Spanish police have

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revealed. The kidnappers, described as “hardened criminals” aged between 45 and 57, held the unnamed Frenchman over the summer while they extorted €1.3 million (almost £950,000) of his funds. They then released him, telling him to continue sending them €100,000 (£73,000) per week on pain of death. “He was terrified,” police said. The gang – reportedly four or five men - was arrested in raids earlier this month in Marbella, a resort popular with Britons in southern Spain, but the case has just come to public light. Police only uncovered the kidnapping and extortion after the businessman’s bank signalled "totally atypical" activity, with large sums wired out of his accounts.


astellón airport, known as Spain's "ghost airport", received its first commercial passenger flight on 15th september, nearly five years after it opened. A Ryanair flight from London Stansted landed minutes before its scheduled arrival time at 10.40am.The airport has become an emblem of

panish police have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of a former British Olympic diver and his wife at their villa in Spain. Peter David Tarsey, 77, who competed for Britain at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, was found shot dead in March along with his wife Jean, also 77, at their home in Xalo near Benidorm on the Costa Blanca. The authorities said at the time that they appeared to have been shot with a small calibre weapon, but there was no sign of a break in. Police in the province of Alicante have detained a man on who they suspect murdered the couple, a local police spokesman said.


duke from one of Spain's wealthiest dynasties is putting up two families of Syrian refugees at the ancestral estate.In an interview with a Spanish TV station, the youngest son of the late Duchess of Alba, a flamboyant aristocrat who had more titles than anyone else on the planet (according to the Guinness Book of World Records), has described how he was doing his bit to help ease Europe's crisis.

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Alberdini A different place that will not leave you indifferent!

Queridos amigos, de lejos o de cerca, Con dolor en nuestros corazones queremos informaros que a partir del 1 de Octubre cerramos el Alberdini. Queremos daros las gracias, por compartir con nosotros tantos momentos tan especiales, que nos llevamos para siempre. Durante 7 años Alberdini fue nuestro hogar, y vosotros nuestra familia. Hemos trabajado cada día como si fuera nuestro, con lágrimas, sudor y sangre, pero sobre todo con muchísimo cariño para este lugar. Gracias a nuestro equipo, sin duda el mejor de Cómpeta. Gracias a los proveedores, por la confianza y el apoyo. Muchísimas gracias a todos vosotros, huéspedes y clientes del restaurante: toda la familia de Alberdini, sin vosotros este lugar no será: “Un lugar diferente que no te dejará indiferente!” Inez, Enmanuel y todo el equipo del Alberdini

Dear friends, from far away or closeby, With pain in our hearts we would like to inform you that we will close Alberdini from the 1st October. We want to thank you all for sharing so many special moments with us, and those memories we will cherish for ever. During 7 years Alberdini has been our home, and you all our family. We have worked every day as if the place was ours, with blood, sweat and tears, but above all with nothing but love for this place and our guests. Thank you to our team, without a doubt the best in Cómpeta. Thanks to our wholesalers, for the confidence and support. Thank you, clients of both our hotel and our restaurant: Alberdini family, without you this place wouldn´t be: “A different place that will not leave you indifferent!” Inez, Enmanuel & the Alberdini team

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tipple. Order "vermut de grifo" or vermouth on tap for the authentic experience Hot chocolate: You can't visit Spain without sampling chocolate con churros or hot chocolate with churros, the long, donut-like snack popular across the country. Spanish hot chocolate is a far cry from the watery instant stuff so many of us are used to - it is a thick, luxurious treat that should not be missed.

10 SUPER SPANISH DRINKS EVERYONE SHOULD TRY Spain has a lot to offer in the worlds of tantalising drinks.


rom the theatrically poured cider of Asturias in the north of the country to the authentic Andalusian aperatif of a crisp glass of sherry in the south, Spain produces some of the most delicious drinks in the world. From Valencia's refreshing tiger-nut based horchata to a luxurious cup of hot chocolate (with a few churros to dunk on the side) let us guide you through the best beverages to order when visiting Spain. Tinto de verano: Although Sangria is synonymous with Spain for many visitors, Spaniards much prefer to drink tinto de verano, red wine mixed with lemonade. While many Spanish bars and restaurants rip off tourists with expensive sangria, bypass the tourist plonk for a refreshing glass of tinto de verano or summer wine. Gin-tonic: Spain has taken the old-fashioned G&T to hip new heights and changed the name in the process – make sure you order a Gin-tonic (pronounced hin-tonic) instead of a Gin AND Tonic. Served in a gigantic round glass with plenty of ice and fancy garnishes, Gin-tonics are the drink of choice in Spain’s coolest bars.

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Beer: It's not enough just to ask for "dos cervezas por favor" when you're in Spain, as beers come in more varieties than you might realize. Most Spaniards will order "una caña" - a small thirstquenching size of beer - preferring smaller glasses so the beer stays cold and refreshing under the Spanish sun. You can also order "un tubo" - twice the size, or "una jarra / un tanque “ - a tankard. If you want bottled beer, order "un botella” or "un tercio" (a third, named after the size of the bottle). And if you fancy a shandy? Order "una clara”. Sidra: The northern Spanish regions of Galicia, Asturias and the Basque Country are famous for their ciders – Asturias accounts for 80 percent of Spanish cider production – and the drink is available throughout Spain, especially in specialist bars called sidrerías. The theatrical pouring of cider involves holding the bottle high above your head and pouring the drink into a wide glass to get air bubbles into the cider to give it a sparkling taste. Vermouth: Vermut is so popular in Spain it has its own time – la hora del vermut – or vermouth o’clock, the time just before lunch when Spaniards, especially those in Madrid and Catalonia, enjoy a

Txakoli: This dry white wine (pronounced chacolí) is produced in the Basque Country and is a favourite in Basque tapas bars all over Spain. Much like Spanish cider, Txakoli is usually poured from a great height into glasses to give it a sparkling quality and is the perfect accompaniment to a pintxo or two. Kalimotxo: this drink (pronounced calimocho), also from the Basque region, comprises of a 50-50 mixture of red wine and coca cola. It is a beloved tipple of young Spaniards engaging in botellón, or big outdoor drinking sessions, but has also crossed over and is nowadays available in most bars served with plenty of ice. Horchata: Traditionally from Valencia, horchata is definitely an acquired taste. It is made from tiger nuts, water and sugar. The refreshing drink has its own regulatory council to make sure the quality is up to scratch. The village of Alboraya is renowned for the quality of its horchata - and many orxateries, or horchata bars, line the town's streets. Sherry: Sherry or Jerez in Spanish, is named after the Andalusia town where the wine is made. Sherry in Spain is cool, not the sickly sweet drink beloved of grandmothers in many other countries. Like champagne in the champagne region of France, sherry can only be labelled as such if it from around Jerez, in southern Spain.

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TAJ MAHAL Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant




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I now live in great luxury out in the Competa campo where I have made lots of friends and sleep on a blanket specially designed for me. I have an acre of garden to run around in when I'm not out walking with my mates and I regularly visit Oscars, El Pilon, Bar Miguel, Pericos and La Taperia. I am treated to the finest food at home; my favourites are chicken, sardines and almonds. I go swimming in the Fabrica, run on the beaches and climb in the mountains to which I'm chauffeured in the luxury of our open top car.

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ACTION FOR ANIMALS This months update


ast month I wrote about Jagger, the dog who'd been living alone in a garden for several years and his search for a new home. We'd hoped he may have had a chance of a new owner in Scotland, but sadly this didn't materialise and Jagger, currently in a temporary foster home, is still desperate to find his forever home. He has a lovely temperament, gets on well with other dogs and would make a wonderful pet. He's 9 years old. If you can offer him a loving home where he can spend the rest of his days in a comfortable, secure environment please get in touch. If Jagger could speak he'd beg you to adopt him and would reward you tenfold with his love and loyalty. Jagger can't speak of course, but apparently Daisy can. And she can write too! Daisy's owner Liz

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has sent us the following letter, written by Daisy. “Dear Nina, I am writing this letter to thank you and all the volunteers at Action for Animals who work so hard to raise money and awareness on behalf of the disadvantaged animals in the Competa area. After being abandoned at the rubbish bins in Archez I was found and rescued by a kind Spanish lady called Jesusa who took me in and fostered me until I was found a permanent home. I was lucky. I spent one day a week for three weeks in the Action for Animals Charity Shop in the hope that I would find my new owner. One day, Liz came to see me and it was love at first sight for both of us. Frank wasn't quite so sure but it didn't take long for me to bring him round and now he wouldn't be without me. In fact I had him house trained in about two weeks.

I'm also quite the celebrity now, as I won Ist prize in Best 6 Legs at Scruffs Dog Show and was awarded 2nd prize in Best Rescue Bitch. Once in a while I do try to help out. I keep Liz and Frank safe at night by barking if I hear anything outside, although I'm not too keen on going out once they open the door. I have also been known to retrieve one of our pet quails that flew into the valley. It was both safe and well on its return; just a little bit moist! Actually the only problem I have in my very comfortable life is my relationship, or lack of one, with the neighbours cat. What a bitch she is! Anyway Nina, thanks to you, your team of volunteers and everyone who has helped me and all the other animals in Cómpeta and the local area. It's a dogs life! Love Daisy xx " Action for Animals Charity Shop, Avenida de la Constitución 59, Cómpeta. Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 Monday to Friday and 10.0013.30 Saturday Follow us on Facebook: Action for Animals (UK/Spain)

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HOTEL BALCÓN DE CÓMPETA THE THREE STAR HOTEL IN THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE OF CÓMPETA C/San Antonio, 75 - Cómpeta Tel: (+34) 952 55 3662 / 3535 Fax (+34) 952 51 6780 Email: WHATSAPP: (+ 34) 671132563 FACEBOOK: /HotelBalconDeCompeta Website:

RESTAURANTE MARIA SUNDAY LUNCH: Every Sunday in October. Traditional Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding (also other Dishes Available) PAELLA Every Sunday, from 13.00h .

FRIDAY 2TH OCTOBER: ANDY TIME Live Music, from 20.00h .

SATURDAY 24th OCTOBER: MOONSHINE Live Music, from 20.30h .

SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER: FREE SOUL BAND Live Music for HALLOWEEN, from 20.00h. Buy your tickets in advance for 15€ at the hotel or in Todo Papel or for 20€ at the entrance. Come dressed up to enjoy a fantastic Halloween and Don’t stop dancing! .BEST COSTUME AWARD. Doors open from 19:30h. If you would like to have dinner that special night, it is necessary to reserve your table in advance. .

New Menu “A la Carte” and Wine List Available .

New Breakfast Menu including a Full English Breakfast .

Kitchen open daily for Lunch & Dinner in the Bar or Terrace except Mondays closed due to staff rest. .

Menu del dia, only 8 euros including one drink (not available on Sundays and Mondays), only for lunch .

Swimming Pool Bar and Swimming Pool closed in October Info & Reservations: +34 952553535 Taxi Service available 24h

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xterior painting and decorating can be a real chore, many properties on the Costa del Sol due to the unpredictable and severe weather that is experienced at the end of the summer and beginning of spring have to be redecorated every 2 to 3 years.

deposited at least twice a year. In this modern day and age when there are many long life exterior home improvements such as UPVC windows, doors, and shutters etc, which can last for 20 years or more, why can't the same technology be applied to exterior masonry coatings?

Also, due to poor building techniques, many properties suffer from black mould on the interior due to penetrating damp. Another annoying problem is the Sahara sand rain which gets

Many people are unaware that there is a company called Andura based in Bicester Oxfordshire for over 40 years, who are a BSI registered company and many of their products come with the much

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No Need to Paint Costa del Sol are their exclusive agents. Their products are designed and proven to last in excess of 15 years to stop penetrating damp, still allow the walls to breathe and their coatings are fully washable and fade resistant. In these difficult times it pays to protect your property and especially not to have the costly re-decorating responsibility every few years. If you would like to make exterior painting and maintenance a thing of the past, please feel free to give us a call for an entirely free of obligation survey. 640 519 482 952 594 425

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EL PINO RESTAURANT TORROX NEW SPITROAST CARVERY MENU CHOICE OF 7 MAIN COURSE MEAILS ONLY €8.95 Pepper Roast Topside of Beef Half a chicken in Lemon & Thyme with Pork & Sage stuffing Apple Cider Soaked Leg of Pork with real crackling Roast Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Nut loaf with Tomato and herb gravy Cod, Salmon & Tiger Prawn Ocean Pie in Dill cream topped with Gratin Mashed Potato Oven baked Salmon Fillet with Lemon and Caper butter Honey Roast Gammon

Help yourself to 9 freshly prepared vegetables, homemade Yorkshire puddings, roasted Confit Potatoes, Pork & Sage stuffing, Crackling, Roast Onions, Potato dish of the day and vegetables or meat gravy

AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY STARTER MENU FROM 2€ EACH Each week we offer you 3 different choices to begin your meal CHOICE OF TEMPTING DESSERTS ONLY 4€ EACH Choose from our selection of freshly prepared desserts. Different unique desserts to temp you every week

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become 'normal', the autoimmune system becomes compromised. Insufficient sleep raises blood pressure and the data is in; Those who reduce their sleep times are twice as likely to have an untimely demise.



LEEP. we do it every day or rather night, we know we need it,and with a few exceptions we have rarely missed out on it each 24 hours that we live. We were urged by most authority figures throughout our young lives, that we HAD to sleep at least 8 to 10 hours EVERY night otherwise we would fall sick and be unable to work properly. Well waddya know? from sweet granny to bossy teacher, all those peeps were entirely right. Rather tragically there are folk who seem to think they have achieved something by reducing the hours they sleep and are apparently working harder and becoming more successful. Not so.

Reducing your sleep hours has an exponential negative effect upon judgement, health and mortality. After just one night of reduced sleep hours, our memory function decreases, we become more fearful and an aggressive response is more likely to be triggered. We are likely to compensate for our grogginess by eating the worst kind of breakfasts; something like a greasy bacon sandwich often seems to appeal. A lack of sleep is stressful, triggering undesirable chemical changes; it will age you, damage your skin, increase depression and aggravate poor eating habits which will enlarge your waistline. Also more colds and flu symptoms manifest, concentration is shot, moodiness and clumsiness

Competa Webs c/ San Antonio, no 9, Competa Tel 952553473

We need to be physically more active during the day. We need to spend less time in front of the television/ laptop and we need to learn a new sleep time discipline. Poor sleep habits can be unlearned. it takes a little time and some focused practice; tDo not eat or drink 3 hours before going to bed. tStop using electronics at least an hour before and do not take them with you into your bedroom. tGo to bed at the same time perhaps 10pm and arise at the same hour perhaps 6pm for 21 days this is about the time it takes new habit to become ingrained. tIf you have a sunny bedroom perhaps adjust these hours to arise with the sun The role of cerebrospinal fluid in the flushing of metabolic waste from the brain is hugely enhanced during sleep. This is interesting as sleep deprived people have less blood flow in the frontal lobe of the brain, the area that is responsible for sound judgment, good decisions and generally paying required attention. Clearly removing the garbage improves our actions, and the way to have the clearest of minds is self evident; getting enough sleep!

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Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante Plaza Almijara, Competa

Visit Casa Paco in the centre of the village and sample the best steaks in Competa and taste our fabulous wines from the local region. Upstair terrace with fantastic views now open for private parties Tues -Sun 9am until close

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Tues -Sun 9am until close

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El Cortijo

Bar & Restaurante

Avd Canillas 6, Competa Tel: 952 553 647, Mov: 679 080 521 / 617 066 855 Aurelia and Natalia have taken over El Cortijo (formly Cortico Paco) with 10 years of experience as chefs at a previous restaurant in Competa they are now looking forward to having their own restaurant where they will offer new flavours and new ideas. They offer customers a relaxed atmosphere, fabulous food with spectacular views down to the coast. Open for dinner every day incl Sunday evenings ‘A la carte' menu 6.30pm until 11.00pm

Open for Sunday lunch 1pm until 4.00pm Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding and veg 7 euro Choice of starters and deserts available. Full ‘a la carte” menu also available

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Bar Amalia

Dot welcomes you to Cafe Bar Amalia in Archez for home cooked meals using local seasonal ingredients.

Home cooked foods Specials Board changing every Friday

Enjoy the fabulous views over Archez from our terrace or conservatory or chill out with a glass of wine in our bar area on one of our sofas.

Mon & Tues 12.00 - 3.00pm & 5.30pm until close Thur, Fri & Sat 12.00 until close Sun 12.30 until close Last orders for food 10pm -Closed Wednesdays Tel 634302480 To advertise call 637 028 873

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THOMAS GANT LAW El Mosquin Cómpeta Tel: 608 658 108 email:

"Visit the stables and enjoy a coffee, a refreshment or an icecream in the shades of our terrace. “

of May. This time we will have the visit of Danish Equin Vet Heidi Nielsen, who is coming to teach us How to keep your horse durable, healthy and happy.Among other things Heidi will work us through; A chiropractical examination of Wills each horse. Inheritance A thorough examination of the hooves. Property Purchases A checking out the saddle of our horses. LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Company Incorporations Spring has arrived! An analisis of our riding according Taxes (both residents & non residents) to the "Alexander technic". his month of May at Los and early mornings give us

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Caballos del Mosquin will be another good month.

Spring has arrived and the horses are looking really well after having changed their winter coat for the shint short summer coat. Flowers, birds, the bright light

another dimension to the experience of a ride in the natural park.

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At the end of the month we will be Thomas López Enjoy spring Gant on horseback it is a Avenida Constitución, Local 6 the next clinic at Los organising wonderful treat.." Caballos del Mosquin. This will Abogado/Lawyer 29754 Cómpeta (Málaga) occur between the 22nd and 29th Tlf: 0034 952 51 69 61 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 14 The Grapevine advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 63 The Grapevine ToTo advertise call 637 028 873 2458 To advertise call 637 028 873 To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 12 The Grapevine The Grapevine 41 To62 advertise call 637 028 873

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elling and buying property privately and via the internet is no longer a new phenomenon. Creative Property Marketing were one of the first companies to bring this concept to Spain. Three years on and going from strength-to-strength, a new vibrant and cutting edge website was called for. It has been launched to rave reviews… The whole idea of the Creative way of selling property was to attract buyers via popular websites such as Prime Location, Zoopla, Kyero and more and indeed that worked excellently. But when the Creative Property Marketing website started to become so popular in its own right - receiving almost as many enquiries from buyers directly, it was time to include a more dynamic search facility for buyers. So, whilst giving buyers an easy, interactive and accurate way to search for the Spanish property of their dreams, Creative Property Marketing decided to brighten things up for the inquisitive seller too. Sellers can now visit the website and read a step-by-step guide on how they can sell privately via Creative Property Marketing and also be given confidence to proceed through testimonials written by satisfied

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sellers and buyers. The property market in Spain is improving – the press is a lot more positive and buyer confidence has returned. Now is the time to avoid those huge sales commissions charged by estate agents and use the full support of Creative Property Marketing (to find the buyers privately). They make it possible to find a buyer for just €296.45 Sarah & David from Creative Property Marketing felt that customer service and sales support was something that was generally lacking in the property sales world in Spain and they set about changing this. They have been very successful in providing sellers with a proactive, open, honest and supportive approach to selling property – often received as a, “breath of fresh air” by weary sellers! These sellers, unused to quality customer service in Spain are normally pleasantly surprised when they not only get a stunning, thorough and inspirational property description written for their property but on top of that, they receive so much more… Their property listed on 20 property sales websites – on request they can receive free comparison valuations for their property, legal paperwork advice, and suggestions as to how to beat

the competition, assistance with sales negotiation, discussions about legal representation and lots more. As standard, a monthly up-date is sent via email (or in the post if preferred). Often sellers say, “Just knowing that there is always someone knowledgeable at the end of the phone or immediately available by email to help me is so reassuring.” David and Sarah have proved that what they offer works – you can sell privately for a few hundred Euros rather than pay out thousands, so maybe it is time you visited their website and or gave them a call. You can use their service alongside your traditional estate agents – no problem at all – Creative Property Marketing simply provide you with another selling option! If technology and computers are not really your strength, don’t worry, they have ways to support you and help you get around this. Just get in touch – you will be pleased you did. If not, at least visit their website – it is very inspirational! Visit:


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edwell Infrared Heating Systems - now celebrating 10 years in Spain!!! For lthe last ten years the energy saving, healthy and stylish heating solutions from Redwell have convinced hundreds of clients on the Costa del Sol and in other parts of Spain. The Austrian manufacturer has developed efficient and energy saving heating systems for more than 15 years. Continuous research in cooperation with universities guarantee an outstanding product quality and the latest technology.

The Infrared Heaters from Redwell offer the highest quality in unique designs - and they come with 7,5 years vendor warranty!

NEW - Combine your heating panel with LED light .

Redwell in Spain now offers as well high quality LED light solutions for the infrared heating panels in white, for mirror and glass heaters, and there is also an indirect lighting available for the round panels and other models. .

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The consumption of three or four marshmallows can relieve irritation and pain as the gelatin coats the affected area.

TOP HEALTH HACKS FOR EVERYDAY AILMENTS Solve Health problems in an alternative way!


hile there are thousands of products out there designed to help with common health concerns, people often get caught short and are unable to get to the store or find there’s nothing that works for them. Luckily, there are a number of lesser known and alternative techniques that can help in these situations. These health hacks, gathered from around the web, promise to help solve some of these issues and provide a quick, easy and natural alternative for those who need it. REMOVE BLACKHEADS WITH BAKING SODA AND TOOTHPASTE Blackhead-free: Blackheads can be cleared with a mixture of baking soda, water and toothpaste For a quick fix, a paste of one part baking soda, one part toothpaste and two parts water can help get rid of blackheads on the face.With the mixture in a dish, it can be applied to the affected area using a toothbrush as often as needed. If applied every day before bed, blackheads will disappear. STOP A MIGRAINE WITH HOT WATER AND ICE Sooth migraines with a soak: Soaking hands and feet in warm water with an ice pack on the neck can draw the blood from the head, relieving some or all of the migraine. When pain medication is unavailable or doesn’t seem to work, migraine and headache

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sufferers can try submerging their hands and feet in hot water. An ice pack or a bag of frozen peas should then be applied to the base of the skull and the heat on the hands and feet pulls the blood from the head, relieving some or all of the migraine. EASE ACHING FEET WITH A FROZEN WATER BOTTLE Water bottle foot ache cure: A frozen water bottle helps feet aches when rolled under the base of the feet After a long day on their feet, people often experience a dull ache at the centre of their feet. To ease the pain, a plastic water bottle can be filled three quarters of the way and frozen overnight and then taken out at the end of the day. Rolling the bottoms of the feet along the frozen bottle can reduce inflammation and help with the pain. REMOVE A SPLINTER WITH BAKING SODA No need to tweeze: A paste of water and baking soda draws splinters right out of the skin Splinter removal doesn’t have to be a painful experience with knives and unsuccessful tweezing attempts. A paste of baking soda and water will draw the splinter out of the skin within a few minutes. SOOTHE A SORE THROAT WITH MARSHMALLOWS Guilt-free sugar: The gelatin in marshmallows coats the throat and relieves irritation and pain A sore throat can mean guilt-free treats, with marshmallows able to ease the pain.

UNBLOCK YOUR NOSE BY APPLYING PRESSURE Natural decongestant: Blocked noses can be fixed by pushing the tongue to the mouth and a finger to the head. If a blocked nose won’t clear, the body’s own draining mechanism can be triggered. By pushing the tongue against the roof of the mouth and a finger firmly between the eye brows, the sinuses will begin to drain and clear the nose within 20 seconds. COVER BLISTERS WITH DUCT TAPE Duct tape over bandaids: Duct tape is stronger than Band-Aids and can help prevent and treat blisters. When Band-Aids aren’t enough, duct tape can be used to help with blister formation and relief. It reduces friction for those who exercise and if the blister has already formed, gauze or paper can be slid under the tape to protect the area from the glue. FIX AN ITCHY THROAT BY SCRATCHING EARS Itch the throat by scratching the ear: It creates a muscles spasm in the throat that stops the itchy feeling. An itchy throat can be eased by scratching the ear instead as it stimulates the nerves inside it.These nerves create a reflex in the throat which causes a muscle spasm that stops the itchy feeling. QUIT SMOKING AT THE SAUNA Smoke-free sauna time: Three days in the sauna can draw out nicotine in smokers' bodies and help them quit. Quitting smoking doesn’t have to be a chore, with many people heading off to the sauna to help with the challenge. By going to the sauna three days in a row, smokers can sweat out the nicotine in their bodies and find it much easier to quit.

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Serving gourmet food just off Plaza Vendimia, Competa

ALiOLi, gourmet chill out bar with comfy sofas and chairs. Perfect venue for private parties with food and music of your choice. Open 10.00 for English breakfast’s and fresh juice Closed Sunday evenings & all day Mondays Sunday Brunch 12 until 3pm incls. smoked salmon scrambled egg on home made bread & Eggs Benedict. Air con and Wifi . Try our popular lunchtime home made health drinks & wholemeal rolls. Classic cocktail list with freshly made juices. See Map Spot 23

16th Oct 1950’s Diner with Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Tel: 952 516 137 - Mob: 633 172 519

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New working hours for all of Winter Please call for an appointment Tel: 952 55 38 50 URG: 617 00 17 23 Naturvets, Competa

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Breakfast, Tapas & Full Menu Caña and Tapa 2 Euros Pitufo y Café 2 Euros Weekly Menu 8 Euros Sunday Menu 10 Euros

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El Recreo

El Recreo Tapas•Mesón

See Map Located next to the Town Hall in Competa Spot 33 Antonio and Belen welcome you

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Breakfasts, Tapas, Pizza, Roscas Montaditos, Fish Dishes, Meat Dishes BBQ Meats, Ice Cream & Traditional Cocktails Inside Seating & Upstairs Restaurant Outside terrace and roof terrace Daily Specials Board

Open 9am until late Kitchen open 11-4pm & 7pm-11pm Closed Tuesdays - Tel: 952 51 60 43 We will be closed from 13th Oct for holidays and reopen on 31st Oct

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La empresa de fontanería más antigua de la zona, en constante renovación para ofrecerle un servicio de calidad y sin sorpresas The longest established plumbing company in the region always providing an excellent quality service without compromise




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increasing poverty because of the crisis. The country's murder rate in 2013 was 0.6 per 100,000 people, one of the lowest in western Europe. There were 302 murders in the country that year, down from 364 a year earlier. The crime rate per 100,000 people was 46.1, down from 48.0 in 2012 Police received 54,734 complaints related to sexual violence while 86,034 violent robberies were recorded, down 10.94 percent on 2012, according to Spain’s interior ministry Surviving cancer Spain's health system continues to be world-renowned and its organ donor system is generally held up to be the best in the world. Cancer survival rates mirror this trend with the five-year survival after diagnosis for all major types of tumour on the rise, according to a study published in The Lancet. Particularly strong improvements were seen for prostate cancer where the survival rate rose 73.7 percent from 1995 to 1999 tp 87.1 percent for 2005 to 2009. For breast cancer, the survival rate rose from 77.8 percent to 83.7 percent in the periods in question. Equal opportunity A total of 54.1 percent of women in Spain aged over 20 to 64 are working, compared to 64.5 percent of men, 2012 figures from Spain’s national statistics institute show. The biggest divide is in the 55 to 64 age group where 52.4 percent of men are working and 36 percent of women are in employment. Meanwhile 139 of Spain’s 350 MPs are women, or 39.7 percent. In the country senate, the figure is 33.5 percent.

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Falling fertility rates Spain’s fertility rate in 2012 was 1.32, a long way down from 2.20 notched up in 1980 but up from the 2000 figure of 1.23. Spain's first-time mums are also Europe's oldest with women putting off having their first baby until they are 32. While this trend towards having fewer babies is in line with European trends, there have been concerns raised about Spain's ageing population with representatives from the United Nations Children’s Fund warning Spain’s ageing population could cause serious social and economic problems that could damage the pensions and healthcare systems. Youth hardest hit by unemployment At 23.7 percent Spain's unemployment is one of the highest in Europe and consistently rates as one of Spanish citizens' chief preoccupations in the monthly polls carried out by the government research body CIS. While the figure has dropped from the 25.65 percent of mid-2014 it remains a serious problem, and for people under 25, the jobless rate is 52 percent. On top of that, there are 1.79 million families with all working-age members unemployed. Falling wages The economic crisis has hit Spanish workers harder than their counterparts in most other countries. Average salaries have fallen by an average of 2 per cent a year since 2007, more than anywhere else in Europe except Greece.

Spain's total workforce, some 7.7 million people, are so-called 'mileuristas', earning €1,000 a month or less. Rainbow marriages The expense of weddings and changing attitudes to traditional marriage have had an impact on post-crisis Spain. In 2000, the average rate of marriages per year per 1000 inhabitants was 5.4 but that fell to around 3.6 by 2010. The 2013 rate was just 3.3. There were 155,098 couples married in 2013, down 8 per cent on the previous year. Same-sex marriages accounted for 3,102 of those, a slight fall from 2012's 3,834 figure. A total of 30,453 gay and lesbian couples have been married in Spain since it was made legal in 2005. Life on the streets Figures on homelessness are notoriously difficult to obtain but Spain's national statistics institute reports that 22,938 people used the country's homeless hostels and shelters in 2012, the latest year for which numbers are available. Major Spanish charity Caritas, meanwhile, estimates there are over 30,000 people living on the streets in Spain, and highlights that there were 35.908 home evictions in the country from January to July 2013. Some 83 percent of the people evicted did not have another home, Caritas said. Source George Mills, local es

The mean average monthly salary in Spain in 2013 was just €1,324 while 34 per cent of the country's 16,682,861 employees earned the minimum wage of €645. Tax office figures show that almost half of Spain's total workforce, some 7.7 million people, are so-called

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Traditional town house in the heart of the village of Sayalonga, equally suitable as a luxury family residence with separate guest apartment or a small select B&B! Generous accommodation of approx. 257m2 comprising: Main house: large lounge with dining area, f/f kitchen/diner, 3 double bedrooms & bathroom. Unfinished shell (ideal for a guest apartment) and a large room for conversion to further accommodation if required Many special features: large low maintenance windows with shutters, Andalucian tiling, ceiling fans, some aluminum windows with integral blinds, large wood burner and mains water & electricity A huge roof terrace with spectacular views of the mountains & countryside. Central patio & terrace providing privacy and creating a real sun trap

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Spanish property prices rise for the first time since 2008 A price increase of 1.3% in three months augurs well for the future in Spanish real estate According to the Ministry of Development, it’s now official: the slump in the SpanishT real estate market is over. After six and a half years of falling property prices the figures for the second quarter of 2015 show a 1.2% increase over the last year, with the average price across the country being calculated at 1,476.80€ per square metre. This return to inflation comes as a result of a 1.3% rise during the second quarter of this year alone, and culminates a steady return to stability which began after the bottom of the second dip in the market was reached in late 2013. The Ministry reports that since the highest prices were recorded in the first quarter of 2008 the value of residential property in Spain has decreased by 29.7%, a figure which is significantly lower than those reported by other sources, but nonetheless all analysts now seem to be in agreement that the corner has finally been turned and prices are beginning to head upwards again. The market appears to be bouncing back after the difficulties of the last eight years.

Bargain Price: 249,000€ Ref: C3158 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Bath: 2 Size: 147m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 299,950€ Ref: v940 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 243m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 84,000€ Ref: CM-15032 Location: Caleta de Vélez Beds: 1 Baths: 1 Size: 55m² Pool: Yes M5 Soluciones Inmobiliarias

Price: 200,000€ Ref: TTH127 Location: Algarrobo Costa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 180m² Pool: No Competa Properties

Price: 16,500€ Ref: 161 Location: Torrox Costa Beds: n/a Size: 16m² Pool: No Solutions 4 U

Price: 109,000€ Ref: t1035 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 95m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 84,000€ Ref: JQ-15011 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Size: 140m² Pool: No M5 Soluciones Inmobiliarias

Price: 65,000€ Ref: 351 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Size: 80m² Pool: No Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 79,000€ Ref: C1251 Location: Corumbela Beds: 1 Bath: 1 Size: 55m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

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Rustic Price: 260,000€ Ref: V728 Location: Cómpeta Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 125m² Pool: Yes Competa Properties

Price: 225,000€ Ref: v1010 Location: Competa Beds: 6 Baths: 6 Size: 270m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 225,000€ Ref: 110 Location: Montes de Málaga Beds: 2 Baths:1 Size: 130m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

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Price: 330,000€ Ref: KS-15012 Location: Cómpeta Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 119m² Pool: Yes M5 Soluciones Inmobiliarias

Price: 220,000€ Ref: v826 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 127m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 298,00€ Ref: 688 Location: Nr Algarrobo Beds: 3 Baths:2 Size: 2500m² Land Pool: Yes Solutions 4 U

Price: 99,000€ Ref: C1068 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Bath: 1 Size: 70m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

Price: 220,000€ Ref: KS-15010 Location: Cómpeta Beds: 2 Bath: 1 Size: 130m² Pool: No M5 Soluciones Inmobiliarias

Price: 159,000€ Ref: T847 Location: Archez Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 56m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

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Prestige Propert y Price: 498,000€ Ref: T863 Location: Sayalonga Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 284m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 380,000€ Ref: 101 Location: Benajarafe Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 258m² Pool: Yes Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 700.000€ Ref: CM-15024 Location: Sayalonga Beds: 6 Baths: 4 Size: 300m² Pool: Yes M5 Soluciones Inmobiliarias

Price: 599.000€ Ref: v1033 Location: Archez Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Size: 236m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 335,000€ Ref: 691 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 185m² Pool: Yes Solutions 4 U

Price: 695,000€ Ref: V727 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 210m² Pool: Yes Competa Properties

Price: 449.000€ Ref: v1013 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Size: 256m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 735,000€ Ref: RM-15014 Location: Alhaurín de la Torre Beds: 6 Baths: 3 Size: 230m² Pool: Yes M5 Soluciones Inmobiliarias

Price: 370,000€ Ref: C3389 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 355m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

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PROPERTY SALES ON THE UP Good news for the housing market in Spain by Sunset Properties


or the past few years the housing market here in southern Spain has been stagnated as a result of the global financial crisis in 2008. However in 2015 we are experiencing a surge in property sales and a more buoyant housing market. There is no doubt that the property market is undergoing what appears to be a widespread recovery and the worst of the crisis seems to be behind us. According to the National Office of Statistics, property sales in the province of Mรกlaga are almost back to where they were at the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008. At Sunset Properties Spain we have had our best year since 2009 and have seen our property sales increase by a large percentage. There are a number of reasons for this improvement: Confidence in the Spanish economy First and foremost is the revival of Spain's economy. The Spanish economy has been growing for two years following

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the recession in 2008 and this recovery is due in no small part to strict reforms introduced by the Spanish government. This economic growth has led to security, stability and a more optimistic view of the future resulting in potential buyers having greater confidence in Spain. Weather The weather will always be on our side here in Spain! It's not just the winter months that are depressing weather wise in much of northern Europe, parts of the UK for example have had a cool, wet summer resulting in potential buyers being attracted to the guaranteed long, hot summers on offer here in southern Spain. Better exchange rate and UK pension reforms Recent improvements in the sterling/euro exchange rate mean that potential buyers from the UK will get excellent value for money and receive far more euros for their pounds than they would have even a year ago.

option to draw down from their pension fund thereby releasing resources for investment or other purposes (subject to certain conditions). One option for use of these funds might be the purchase of a home in the sun. It's not just buyers from the UK who have renewed confidence in Spain and the state of its economy; buyers are coming from all over northern and eastern Europe. If you have delayed selling your property because of the economic downturn, now is a great time to reverse that decision and market your property as you now have a much better chance of selling enabling you to move on and start your new life. At Sunset Properties Spain we offer a friendly, reliable and professional service. If you would like us to sell your property for you, please contact Denise to make an appointment either by telephone on 618 295 063 or by email

From April 2015 UK citizens aged over 55 years have the

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OUR PRIORITY IS YOU Competa Properties


ómpeta Properties S.L. have opened doors to superb new premises in Cómpeta, fulfilling their goal of expansion this year. With business growing in their Torrox and Cómpeta offices, plus confidence in the property market strengthening, they decided to further invest in an office which reflects their business - larger, professional and smart. It’s the same friendly team with extensive knowledge of their business, they have established themselves by working and living in the area and by pro-actively developing both a local and international network enabling them to reach a wide audience globally for properties and the attraction of property owners. Cómpeta Properties boasts an extensive and diverse portfolio

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of properties for sale or for rental in Andalucia, both inland and on the coast - modern and rustic, townhouses in beautiful villages, apartments with terraces and balconies and plots of land. Cele Fernandez, owner, says ‘Our aim is that clients benefit from our combined knowledge, making the sales or the purchase of their dream home a pleasant experience. We keep our customers informed of each step of all processes and they know that we are here to help them with any queries that may come up, either during or afterwards. We can recommend excellent fiscal and legal professionals to help make transactions as simple and care free as possible.

find us in any of our offices for whatever you need; we can help with both your new property and your new life in Spain.’ Their services also include property rental management and they’re linked to a highly successful sister company “Cómpeta Properties Construcciones y Servicios” whom, with more than 15 years’ experience in the building trade, work with you to enhance your property in the way that you wish, to a high standard and with the paperwork in order. Contact Cele and his team for more information. Contact numbers: 952553589 (Town office)/ 952516107 (Main office)/ 952538337 (Torrox office)

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See Map Spot 40 Avd. Saylonga 24B, Cómpeta (Málaga) / Tel: 952 516 107 Avd. Constitución Local 1, Cómpeta (Málaga) / Tel: 952 553 589 Plaza de la Constitución 4Bajo Torrox-Pueblo (Málaga) / Tel: 952 538 337 /

Ref: V397 Location: Cómpeta Nº of beds: 4 bed 2 bath Sq m2: 230 Pool: Yes Price On Offer: 249,000€

Ref: V726 Location: Sayalonga Nº of Beds: 2 bed 2 bath Sq m2: 96 Pool: Yes Price: 220,000 €

Ref: V724 Location: Cómpeta Nº of beds: 4 bed 3 bath Sq m2: 128 Pool: Yes Price: 250,00

Ref: TH539 Location: Sedella Nº of beds: 3 bed 1 bath Sq m2: 90 Pool: No Price: 120,000€

Ref: V721 Location: Cómpeta Nº Beds: 4 bed 3 bath Sq m2: 145Sq m2 Pool: Yes Price: 299,500€

Ref: TH545 Location: Torre del Mar Nº of beds: 4 bed 2 bath Sq m2: 90 m2 Pool: Communal Price: 180,000€

Ref: V277 Location: Cómpeta Nº of beds: 2 bed 2 bath Sq m2: 100 Pool: Yes Price: 185,000

Ref: V684 Location: Torrox Nº of beds: 2 bed 1 bath Sq m2: 83 Pool: Yes Price: 198,000€

Ref: V327 Location: Cómpeta Nº of beds: 3 bed 2 bath Sq m2: 117 Pool: Yes Price: 254,000€

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SOLUTIONS 4 U Not just an Estate Agent


olutions 4 U is not just an Estate Agent but a multiservice office offering a variety of services that the surrounding community need at this time. We have plenty of experience and a wealth of knowledge having been in the area of CĂłmpeta for almost 25 years now.

The property market does seem to be picking up and there is more confidence in the market, so that is encouraging for us all. And for anyone seriously looking to buy there are certainly some bargains to be had now due to some very good price reductions on some properties. And for UK buyers the exchange rate is very favourable, effectively making purchases even cheaper. As well as our Sales services, we dedicate a lot of time to our Legal Department. It is of utmost importance to check out the legalities of the property as all buyers, even if they are pursuing a bargain are insistent on buying a property with a Deed (Escritura) and making sure all of the property is listed correctly on that Deed. As we know many irregularities exist in the various places where a property is registered. Each property should

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have a Title Deed (Escritura), be registered in Catastro, Malaga, and inscribed in the Land and Property Registry. In these three places, the owner's name should appear and the land and property measurements should be correct and all coincide. If you find out that this isn't the case with your property, maybe an extension or swimming pool wasn't registered when it was built, or simply that at the time of the last sale things were not done as they should have been, don't worry, we find that most things can be sorted out. For those who want to sell it is essential that these things are addressed and we offer a FREE consultation for people to book an appointment and bring along their paperwork and we will give them an individual and impartial review. For people thinking of buying, what often happens is that after having made an offer and negotiated a purchase price for the property they've decided on, they then appoint a lawyer to act for them, check the papers and take care of the conveyancing work for the purchase. Sometimes it is at this point that

the buyer gets to fully understand the state of the paperwork for the property and that actually all is not in order – after he may have paid a holding deposit and /or signed an Option to Buy agreement and made a substantial payment to the Lawyer to represent them. Therefore we offer a simple presales service of 'Investigation of Properties Prior to Purchase'. This would entail a simple set fee to independently do the searches on a property that you are serious about proceeding with, and give you a report on the legality and registration of that property. We can do this quickly and you are then in a much better position to make offer or decide not to, and your offer is based on the facts of paperwork. In the long run this could save you a lot of time, money and heartache, and avoid having to pull out of a sale further down the line. When everything is found to be in order, and your offer is accepted, we can proceed to finalise the sale for you at a reduced cost. If you would like to discuss matters in private, call Solutions 4 U, Office telephone: 952 55 38 07 or Mobile 660 51 01 34 for an appointment. Or Email:

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INMOBILIARIA TU RINCON DEL SOL PROPERTY SALES AND RENTALS Avd. de Torrox, 46 29754 CÓMPETA (Málaga) Tel: 952 51 63 58 Mov: 628 06 97 03




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Previously two houses with 5 bedrooms, two bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 kitchens. Ideal for a large family or business. 173m2

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ince 1980 IDECOCINA has been engaged in designing and fitting all types of kitchens in all range of styles, including accessories and electrical appliances. They offer comprehensive service performed by their own company staff.


They provide solutions for any space issues, storage and layout and provide the most convenient and economical option for you. They offer you solutions for your requirements and professionally advise you about any question regarding your kitchen.



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Periana - Tel 952 53 71 25 No. 14 Calle Iglesia - 29710 1000-1330 Tueday, Thursday & Friday Canillas de Aceituno - Tel 952 51 80 71 Calle Placeta, Edf. Arboso,bajo, 29716 1000- 1330 Monday & Wednesday Caleta de Velez - Tel 952 55 03 76 Calle Colonia de Puerto, 112 By appointment For appointments and any queries please call 691700587

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ASESORÍA ALJARIFE Notarial Title deeds, Wills, Catastral Corrections, etc. General Administration

More than 20 years ago Asesoría Aljarife opened its’ doors to the public. Since then, hundreds of companies and individuals in the Axarquia region and from the Malaga See Map Province have left in our hands the Spot 22 responsibility to advise them to get the best possible results for their businesses.

Transfers of vehicles, driving licences, matriculations, etc.) Tax declarations Creation of businesses Accounts General insurances (house, car, health, etc) We speak Spanish, English, German, Finnish, French, Italian

We are a group of highly qualified professionals that work for you. Economists and administrators with a wealth of experience that are at your disposal any time in order to make your life easier. ASESORÍA ALJARIFE C/ San Antonio, 8 - 1º 29754 CÓMPETA Málaga Teléfono:(34) 952 51 66 00 Fax: (34) 952 51 67 29

GESTORÍA LÓPEZ NAVAS C/Ros Alférez 4 Bajo C 29740 TORRE DEL MAR Málaga Teléfono: (34) 952 54 25 04 Fax: (34) 952 54 17 47

Asesoria Axarquia Our office has offered comprehensive help and advice to our foreign clients in the Axarquia area for more than 15 years Our experience is based on: Land Registry: • Registration of properties • Corrections/Update of properties • Plot measurements and ownership exchanges

Deeds: • Purchase and sale contracts • Property new building declarations • Inheritances • Wills

Taxes: • Non resident tax (for foreigners with properties in Spain) • Resident taxes (for foreigners with residency in Spain)

Property Management: • Advice in Community issues • Administration of incomes and expenses • AGMS

We speak Spanish, English, German, Italian & French

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8. Singer Louisa Rose Allen is better known by what stage name?

6. Name the most populated city in Brazil?

9. Which ornithologist and conservationist first became famous as one of The Goodies?

7. Who hosted This is Your Life after the death of Eamonn Andrews?

10. In Roman Times, what was a Gladius? See page 82 for answers

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The beautiful stained glass window in the chapel

Cindy Jones and Maggie Woodward with Carlos White of CUDECA, showing some of the dedication tiles



n the last edition of Grapevine I wrote about the services provided CUDECA Cancer Care. But there is so much more to say about this incredible organisation that it warrants a follow-up article.

CUDECA are proud to be an organisation that is entirely financially transparent. Their funding comes from three main areas and a whopping 69% is spent on patient care, and a tiny 7% is used for administration. charity shops raise largest proportion of funds (14 shops) community - collection tins, charity shops, fundraising events, regular donors, legacies public funding (18%) There are currently sixty employees covering medical services, complimentary therapies, administration, finance and fundraising, public relations, cleaning and maintenance. Over 700 volunteers of all ages give their time for countless tasks, including drivers, therapists, admin support, running local support groups, staffing the many charity shops, organising fundraising events…the list goes on. Medical staff are on duty 24 hours per day. Outpatients and their families are contacted every day to ensure the appropriate support is provided, and all services are

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given completely free of charge to patients and their families. Each year CUDECA cares for more patients and families and therefore the organisation needs more funding year on year. After ten years of inpatient care some items need replacing or refurbishing - and there is a current programme to upgrade the nine bedrooms. Each of the spacious rooms has access to the beautiful garden with views to the Mediterranean, the beds can be taken outside so that the patients can appreciate the tranquility of the surroundings. The rooms are very comfortable and furnished with a spare bed for a relative to stay overnight, a comfy armchair, small table and chairs, flat screen TV and an ensuite bathroom. The cost to run each room for a year is 100,000 euros. The facility has grown considerably over the years and includes a well equipped playroom for visiting children and a peaceful chapel area with beautiful stained glass windows for quiet contemplation. There is also a large store room for the many types of equipment that are available to patients to enable them to be cared for in their own homes. The average inpatient stay is 1011 days. Forty percent of admitted patients go home and

receive care in the comfort of their own home. There are normally between thirty and forty days between initial referral and death. Eighty percent of patients are Spanish, the majority of the remaining twenty percent is British. CUDECA used to serve the whole of Málaga province, but now there are palliative care centres in Antequera, Ronda and Vélez Málaga run by the national health service. A new CUDECA day care centre is planned for Torre del Mar in the near future. Day centres are very important and provide independence for patients. There will be many volunteering opportunities to help run the new centre. It is possible to make a dedication to a loved one by commissioning a hand-decorated commemorative tile which will be mounted on a wall at the Benalmádena hospice, and can be viewed at any time during normal opening hours. Many of us who are reading this article will already be contributing to CUDECA in various ways, but if you want to get more involved, or have any ideas for a fundraising event, contact the organisation via their website to discuss how you can help -

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Your preferences From the village to the country side, a day trip to Granada, to the hospital, the airport or shopping in Málaga, traveling with Taxi Silvia is a pleasure. Prices With Taxi Silvia there are no unpleasant surprises about the price, we work with fixed rates for several journeys like to the airport or between the village and the country side. Before we drive off the price has been agreed upon.

Air conditioning - Installations & Repair Home Appliance Repairs - Sale & Hire of Sound Equipment - Renewable Energy Jordi - Tecnician - Canillas de Albaida - Mov: 689 50 96 66 See Map Spot 16

Outside Terrace & Inside Dining

Taberna - Restaurant Teteria Hierbabuena

Indian Night with Indian Chef Every Thursday Evening Reservation is recommended Full English Breakfasts always available

Specialising in Moroccan Tajines, Indian Food & typical Spanish dishes Hot/Cold Tapas & Raciones Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 9am- Close (Monday Closed) Reservations call 951 70 76 38 / 610 74 29 53 Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, Cómpeta (near the car park)



Erosion Problems? We are suppliers of a unique non-invasive sterile grass called Vetiver (Chrysopogon Zizanioides). .

It is used to fight erosion. Building an underground Vetiver wall to stop erosion is very cost effective. VetiverSpain - Sayalonga, Spain Contact David: (00 34) 692 288 657 email:

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The beautiful stained glass window in the chapel

Cindy Jones and Maggie Woodward with Carlos White of CUDECA, showing some of the dedication tiles



n the last edition of Grapevine I wrote about the services provided CUDECA Cancer Care. But there is so much more to say about this incredible organisation that it warrants a follow-up article.

CUDECA are proud to be an organisation that is entirely financially transparent. Their funding comes from three main areas and a whopping 69% is spent on patient care, and a tiny 7% is used for administration. charity shops raise largest proportion of funds (14 shops) community - collection tins, charity shops, fundraising events, regular donors, legacies public funding (18%) There are currently sixty employees covering medical services, complimentary therapies, administration, finance and fundraising, public relations, cleaning and maintenance. Over 700 volunteers of all ages give their time for countless tasks, including drivers, therapists, admin support, running local support groups, staffing the many charity shops, organising fundraising events…the list goes on. Medical staff are on duty 24 hours per day. Outpatients and their families are contacted every day to ensure the appropriate support is provided, and all services are

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given completely free of charge to patients and their families. Each year CUDECA cares for more patients and families and therefore the organisation needs more funding year on year. After ten years of inpatient care some items need replacing or refurbishing - and there is a current programme to upgrade the nine bedrooms. Each of the spacious rooms has access to the beautiful garden with views to the Mediterranean, the beds can be taken outside so that the patients can appreciate the tranquility of the surroundings. The rooms are very comfortable and furnished with a spare bed for a relative to stay overnight, a comfy armchair, small table and chairs, flat screen TV and an ensuite bathroom. The cost to run each room for a year is 100,000 euros. The facility has grown considerably over the years and includes a well equipped playroom for visiting children and a peaceful chapel area with beautiful stained glass windows for quiet contemplation. There is also a large store room for the many types of equipment that are available to patients to enable them to be cared for in their own homes. The average inpatient stay is 1011 days. Forty percent of admitted patients go home and

receive care in the comfort of their own home. There are normally between thirty and forty days between initial referral and death. Eighty percent of patients are Spanish, the majority of the remaining twenty percent is British. CUDECA used to serve the whole of Málaga province, but now there are palliative care centres in Antequera, Ronda and Vélez Málaga run by the national health service. A new CUDECA day care centre is planned for Torre del Mar in the near future. Day centres are very important and provide independence for patients. There will be many volunteering opportunities to help run the new centre. It is possible to make a dedication to a loved one by commissioning a hand-decorated commemorative tile which will be mounted on a wall at the Benalmádena hospice, and can be viewed at any time during normal opening hours. Many of us who are reading this article will already be contributing to CUDECA in various ways, but if you want to get more involved, or have any ideas for a fundraising event, contact the organisation via their website to discuss how you can help -

To advertise call 637 028 873

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Salon de Belleza Hair and Beauty Salon

Tin Tin Tin Tin IS the place where you can go and have a full day of beauty treatment: Perm, colouring, hi and low light, wash & set also cuts for men and children, Acrylic nails, manicure, pedicure, facials, waxing, colouring eyelashes, eyebrows & make up. Nueva villa de C贸mpeta Mon-Wed -Fri (Just behind Caf茅 C贸mpeta) 10.00-13.30 &

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Sat 10.00 - 14.00

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El Bazar de Competa Perfumery, Herbalist, Cosmetics, Jewellery & Gifts

952 516 895 See Map Spot 30

Avenida Constitucion, Local 5, Competa

See Map Spot 25

Casa de la Pasa Wines, Spices, Raisins, Nuts and much much more!

Local Products Artesania & Ceramics A.V Constitucion No.4 Opposite the School, Cómpeta


Keep out the heat but keep the view! Enjoy the sunshine in comfort

The Handyman can...... Cater for all your house and garden maintenance needs Building maintenance Plumbing Electrical Painting Joinery Gardening Small building projects

Reasonable rates at 9 euros/hour or fixed quotations for larger jobs Contact Robert on 690 076 988 or at

CESÁREO Taxi No.4 CÓmpeta

We tint: cars, mobile homes, offices, conservatories, patio doors, glass curtains, glazed balconies & yachts Infact: if its glass we’ll tint it!

Reduce:Heat, glare & expensive air con expenses For more information contact: 902 888 176 / 644 546 176 80 The Grapevine

7 SEATS Mobile: 657 561 197 Tel/Fax: 952 516 205 Email: To advertise call 637 028 873

Bar La Extremeña Archez - C/. Camponamor 17

Family run bar in Archez, serving spanish food. Open all day, every day, serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Tapas, raciones and main meals. Inside dining or outside dining on the terrace. Can cater for parties ask for more information.

Tel: 952557886

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We Serve Cocktails: Sex on the beach, Daiquiri, mojito, piña colada, coco loco etc

We now stock Cider! Tel: Rafa 696 34 31 16 Rafa Junior 622 77 94 45

COMPETA Overlooking the main carpark, Cómpeta

no fix no fee

PC & laptop sales and repair, upgrades, networking, maintenance, mobile & tablet repairs Games consoles repaired & upgraded. Also games sold for PS2, PS3,WII, XBOX SLIM/FAT & PSP Toners and Ink Cartridges for all types of printers at the lowest prices.

Tel: 952516884 / 659109168 email: To advertise call 637 028 873

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Went on a date with a librarian last night, she cost me a fortune. My own fault really, keeping her out too long.

Public speaking is easy. Just imagine everyone in the audience is staring at their phones.

Sometimes I get so angry I just want to go out and do judo moves on fat people. But there is no point throwing a wobbly. I hate bonfire night just as much as the next Guy.

My late grandad used to only tell people what they wanted to hear. Lovely man, terrible doctor.

My daughter asked, "Why is the soap in the shower hanging on a rope?" I replied, "Because it saw your mother naked."

An angel appears in a puff of smoke to a man and says to him, "Because you have lived

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a good and virtuous life, I can offer you a gift: you can be the most handsome man in the world, or you can have infinite wisdom, or you can have limitless wealth.� Reflecting on his life, the man says, "I'll take the wisdom."

After taking a photo of my dad with the fish he just caught, he told me to throw it in the river. Totally ruined his camera.

"Wisdom is yours," says the angel, disappearing in another puff. The smoke is barely clear before the man thinks, "I should have taken the money.�

Me and my son were arguing for a good hour whether the light stays on in the fridge when you close the door... My son said it doesn't, I said it does... In the end I took his word for it and let him out.

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8. Foxes

3. Sir Edwin ....Lutyens

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El Mosquin CĂłmpeta Tel: 608 658 108 email:

"Visit the stables and enjoy a coffee, a refreshment or an icecream in the shades of our terrace. “

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id you know that there is not just one plant called Lady of the Night but two? We all know and love cestrum nocturnum for her scented charms – it is a 'must' planting in our Mediterranean gardens and wafts its intoxicating perfume along many a sultry street on summer nights. She has a host of common names: dama de noche, galan de noche, cestro, zorrillo, lady of the night and night-blooming jasmine being just some of them.

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It is native to the West Indies though now naturalised throughout South Asia and it has to be said that it is a rather ordinary looking shrub which usually loses its leaves in winter with us. The flowers are a greenyellow colour in the form of fine tubes, opening at night. And that is when this somewhat boring bush explodes into life because its perfume is totally spectacular, tropical, rich and exotic. Some even find it overpowering, so don´t site it under a bedroom window or you may become totally drugged by its scent.

The shrub can reach 3m or even more if left unpruned but it really needs a yearly hard pruning to prevent it from becoming straggly. This is normally carried out during the winter months. The flowers start to form towards the end of spring and it can then flower off and on throughout the summer and into early autumn. Pruning after the first flush of flowers will encourage further blooming and help to control overly vigorous growth. Situate it in full sun or very light dappled shade; if temperatures are very

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hot, the sun can burn its rather tender leaves. Equally, it is not happy in very cold conditions though tolerates the sort of winter temperatures we get. Overwatering can cause yellowing of leaves. If this happens, cut down on watering and apply an iron chelate to help re-greening. It reacts well to an occasional liquid fertiliser during the growing season. They are very prone to aphid attack – visible in curled leaves, especially at the growing tips – so keep an eye open and treat at the first sign of infection before numbers explode. Do remember that this shrub belongs to the solanaceae family (the same as potatoes and deadly nightshade) and should therefore be treated with respect as many of this family are very poisonous. There is little documented but it is believed that the white berries, at least, are toxic. The most common problem, however, is associated with respiratory problems, especially from asthma sufferers, resulting from the strong perfume. The much rarer dama de noche, or gladiolus tristis, is also known as the ever-flowering gladiolus, marsh Afrikaner, junquillo de olor or varas de San Jose. This is a real connoisseurs gladioli with a wonderful elegance and very difficult to find in spite of it being easy-going. A native of the Cape of South Africa – home to some 100 species gladioli - this wintergrowing species has a wonderful scent in the evenings too. From April or May its glorious, lily-like, greenish-white flowers progressively open along the length of the thin rush-like stems. It is unique amongst gladioli because it grows in marshy areas, poorly-drained ground or banks above streams though it is also perfectly happy in damp soil and also at high elevations. It is seen to spread rapidly in areas of winter rainfall and dry summer dormancy – luckily for us, our own

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We have a visiting group of artists from the Alhaurin El Grande area. This dainty and delicious gladiolus The group is called 'The Finca Vida Painters' – after the name of grows from a corm 1cm to 2cm the finca where it all started 6 across, first producing three years ago! They are an narrow sheathed leaves. The international group of retired flower spike, reaching about 1m 'youngsters' who come to their tall, bears between two and eight artwork with enthusiasm and open very beautiful, large and fragrant blooms. The flowers are greenish- minds. They work in mixed media which includes pencil, charcoal, white with purple striations and chalk and oil pastels, oil bars, stippled in bronze and green and acrylics, inks and collage to say they have a heavy perfume of nothing of the odd dollop of sand clove carnations. They are wonderful cut and brought into the or cement! Brushes, spatulas and credit cards are some of their house where they will fill rooms customary tools. with their seductive aroma. climate pattern.

Reproduction is through little cormlets which develop at the base of the mother corm and also by seed and it can naturalise when suited – especially in Mediterranean climates. It is easy to grow in full sun, and in pots, and is hardy down to -5C. It looks delightful when allowed to grow naturally through ornamental grasses such as pennisetums, stipas etc. Applying a high phosphorus feed when in active growth will help produce more of the glorious gladioli flowers. Keep them very well-watered during their growing season but dry during dormancy in summer. I´ve heard that, in years gone by, this lovely plant was much more commonly seen but, for some reason, it seems to have largely disappeared. However, we have managed to attain some flowering-size corms and will have them at the Garden Centre by the time you read this article. Then you can let these two Ladies of the Night wander through your garden wafting their beguiling and bewitching aroma to entice the senses! We´re Going to Look a Picture! 7th October Open Day, starting at 11am as part of our Birthday Celebrations!

For the exhibition at the Open Day at Viveros Florena the theme will be flowers and plant life. Their artwork will be for sale, and on show on easels nestled between plants and under the trees at the Garden Centre. This is an informal fun day – come and watch the artists at work in the dappled sunlight, pick up a few tips, share ideas and knowledge Pitch your easel beside them-all welcome! As always on our Open Days, there will be lots of Special Offers, free refreshments and Maddie´s very special home-made cake! Lorraine Cavanagh owns the specialist garden centre Viveros Florena, Competa,Malaga (garden centre, designers & landscapers) and is author of the best-selling Mediterranean Garden Plants and Citrus,The Zest of Life. Keep checking our web page for latest news and exciting new stock arriving at the garden centre. Join our mailing list to keep in constant touch. NEW: Shop on-line with us for unusual plants, plug plants, scented roses, coloured iris, bulbs, organic products and my books. Winter Hours: October - May: 10 – 4, closed Sundays and Mondays. Summer Hours: June, July & September: 9 – 2, closed Sundays & Mondays Tel: 689928201 Web: Email: Also see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre

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MULTI-CULTURAL NIGHT OF MUSIC AND DANCE. SUNDAY OCTOBER 11, LA PLAZA, CANILLAS DE ALBAIDA FROM 7.15PM As part of its Cultural week, the Ayuntamiento of Canillas de Albaida proudly presents the Fourth Night of Multi-cultural Music and Dance to be held in the Plaza (main square) in Canillas de Albaida on Sunday 11th October from 7.15pm. Admission to the event is free but there will be opportunities to donate to local charities. Perfomers: Acoustic Roots, Fabel y Rayden, Los Alqumistas, Wet&Wild String Band, Xenophone - African Percussion, Aire Flamenco & Biddies que Bailan. The idea behind the event is to create an evening of music originating from as many countries as possible and we have performers from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, England, Ireland, Sardinia, Africa, Holland and France. This unique multi-cultural night of music was a huge success in previous years, please come along and make sure it is just as successful again this year. For further information call 609 167127..

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PRODUCERS INVITED TO THE COSTA DEL SOL A group of producers from the UK, Holland, France and Denmark have been on a familiarisation trip to the area organised by Tourism Costa del Sol in collaboration with Antequera, Coin, Ronda and Malaga City councils and the Spanish Tourism Office in London. The promotional event was planned to encourage advertising and other types of filmings on the Costa del Sol by introducing producers to the area’s services and attractions.

The group, which stayed in the area in September, included representatives from The Location Guide, Warner Bros Studios Leavesden, Twickenham Studios, Nice Entertainment Group, Kanzaman Monaco, Dankelman Visual Productions, Rebel Movies and Heritage Media. Malaga-Costa del Sol Tourism head Elias Bendodo stressed that encouraging adverts and films to be recorded in the area is a good way of attracting tourists to the area and also helps create employment and extra income.

NEW PROMENADES The Ministry for the environments’ coastal department has developed plans to build promenades along two of the few remaining beaches in the province that don’t already have them. Torre de Benagalbón (in Rincón de la Victoria)and Nerja have been earmarked for the projects, however resident and environmentalist groups are protesting against the developments, arguing that promenades would have a huge environmental impact and that the current proposals only take into account the economic benefits of such developments. In Rincón de la Victoria, seven kilometres of promenade have been proposed and in Nerja the plans focus on a three-phase project. The first part of the Nerja plan would involve a 350-metre stretch between the mouth of the river Chíllar and the El Playazo area. In total, 700 metres of promenade would be built in the town.

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Local News of the chestnuts 31st of October – 20h Come and join the traditional festivities at ”La Plazoleta” in the evening! Roasted chestnuts, drinks, live music, dance,…

NEWS FORM THE TOWN HALL OF CÓMPETA “Actividades deportivas” On the 1st of October all sports activities organized by the Town Hall will start again. Find out what is happening and sign up at the Town Hall. 9th October another art exhibition will start at the Salón de Actos below the Town Hall. Official opening at 19h. Día de la Hispanidad On Monday the 12th of October we celebrate Hispanic day. At 12.00 we honor our Guardia Civil at the Church of Cómpeta.. Weekend for elderly at Diputación (Málaga) Dates will be confirmed as soon as possible. Find out more and register for this weekend at the Town Hall. Day of the bicycle Ladies and gentlemen of Cómpeta prepare your bikes for the 18th of October for our annual Day of the bicycle. Inscription at 09.00H and we start at 10.00H from the Mirador at Portichuelo. Don´t miss out, join in for a fun packed healthy day! ·Noche de las castañas/ Night

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Swimming pool The Town Hall informs that our public pool will be closed from the 26th of September onwards for vital works. We hope to open the pool again as soon as possible.

FREE SOUL BAND 31st Hotel Balcon de Competa CHALLOWEEN, 20.00h. Buy your tickets in advance for 15€ at the hotel or in Todo Papel or for 20€ at the entrance. Come dressed up to enjoy a fantastic Halloween and Don’t stop dancing! BEST COSTUME AWARD. Doors open from 19:30h. If you would like to have dinner that special night, it is necessary to reserve your table in advance. BOTANICAL GARDENS The Phoenix Club are off to Estepona on the 16th October to visit their new attraction The Orchid House situated in the Botanical Gardens. €15 pp includes driver's gratuity

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LIVE GIGS OCTOBER Acoustic Roots 11th Canillas Cultural Concert Aire Flamenco 11th Canillas Culture Festival 9pm 16th Bar Amalia in Árchez 8pm 24th Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta 8pm.

We pick up at 08.30 at Algarrobo Lidl and 08.45 at Torre del Mar bus station and returning from Estepona at 17.00. For more information on any of our trips or events call Mary on 951 066 684, email or catch us on the webb at

NEW JACKET 3rd Alli Cat bar, Competa 20.30 17th Vendimia Bar , Competa 21.00 ANDY TIME 2nd: Hotel Balcon de Competa 20.00h MOONSHINE 24th Hotel Balcon de Competa 20.30h

The Phoenix club is a registered charitable organisation raising funds for 3 local charities and Help4Heroes in the UK. We meet every Tuesday at Bar Restaurant La Vega between 12 and 2 and you can book or pay from 12.15 onwards.

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C NTACTS DIRECT RY Emergency Numbers Emergency Services Ambulance Fire Brigade Guardia Civil

112 061 080 062

Torrox Costa Velez Malaga Frigiliana Almunecar Motril Maro

Tel: 952 538 010 Tel: 952 541 104 Tel: 952 533 002 Tel: 958 631 125 Tel: 958 823 591 Tel: 952 529 024

Town Doctors Halls Doctors Canillas de Aceituno Tel: 952 518 250 Cómpeta Calle San Antonio Tel: 951 289 791


Tel: 952 510 002


Tel: 952 553 159

Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 952 553 006


Tel: 952 508 906

Canillas de Aceituno, Tel: 952 518 002


Tel : 952 552 404



Tel: 952 508 858

Tel: 952 516 006 952 516 025


Tel: 952 523 131


Tel: 952 536 016

Rio Gordo

Tel: 952 732 154


Tel: 952 535 021

Salobrena Tel: 958 829 332 Torre del Mar Tel: 952 542 396

Municipal Police Canillas de Aceituno Tel: 952 518 000 Tel: 952 518 002 Cómpeta Tel: 605 276 302 Canillas de Albaida Tel: 952 558 321 Nerja Tel: 952 521 545 Torrox Pueblo Tel: 952 539 828 Torrox Costa Tel: 952 538 115 Velez Malaga Tel: 952 549 238 Torre del Mar Tel: 952 965 546 Emergencies 112

Tourist Information Cómpeta Tel: 952 553 685 Nerja Tel: 952 521 531 Sayalonga Tel: 952 535 206 Torre del MarTel: 952 541 104

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Tel: 952 508 903


Tel: 952 508 839

Torre del Mar Tel: 952 540 471 Torrox Costa Tel: 952 538 010 Velez Malaga Tel: 952 559 100 Vinuela

Tel: 952 519 002


Tel: 952 533 122

La Herradura Tel: 958 827 794 Nerja

Tel: 952 548 430

Torrox Pueblo Tel: 952 538 200

Taxi’s Canillas de Albaida Maria Jose: 952 553 018 Cómpeta Franquelo: 952 553 662 El Mellizo: 952 516 056 Maximo: 952 516 199 Cesáreo: 952 516 205 Sayalonga Ramiro: 952 535 029 Velez Malaga 952 540 016

Frigiliana Malaga Motril

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

Telephone Doctors General Enquires Tel: 1004 Speaking Clock Tel : 093 Line Faults Tel: 1002 Directory Enquires Tel: 025

Airports Doctors Granada Airport Tel: 958 245 200 Malaga Airport Tel: 952 048 804

Bus Doctors Times L= Mon – Sat • D= Direct Nerja – Malaga 06.30L, 07.30, 08.30D, 08.55, 10.10D, 11.10, 11.55D, 12.40, 13.40, 14.55, 16.10, 17.10, 18.10D, 18.40, 19.40, 20.40, 21.15, 21.45D Malaga – Nerja 07.00, 08.15L, 09.15, 10.30, 11.00D, 11.45D, 12.30D, 13.00, 14.15, 15.15, 16.30, 17.30, 18.45, 19.30D, 20.15, 20.45D, 21.30D, 23.00 Nerja – Granada 06.30L, 09.45, 14.30, 15.45, 16.30, 19.15 Granada – Nerja 07.00, 09.00, 10.00, 13.00, 16.00, 17.30L, 20.00 Nerja – Sevilla 07.30D, 16.30, 02.00 Sevilla – Nerja 07.00, 18.00D, 24,00 Canillas de Albaida - CompetaSayalonga - Malaga Mon-Fri

To advertise call 637 028 873 You can now advertise your items for sale free on Street Markets Monday Torrox Costa Tuesday Nerja Wednesday Algarrobo Costa, Rincon de la Victoria Thursday Velez- Malaga, Frigiliana, Torre del Mar Friday Almunecar, Frigliana, Sayalonga, La Herradura Saturday C贸mpeta, La Caleta de Velez Sunday Nerja Car Boot Sale, Sayalonga Sayolanga Municipal Market Mon- Fri 8.30am-2.30pm

Church Services C贸mpeta Catholic

Sat 8.00pm & Sun Midday

Church of England Sundays 5.30pm Torre del Mar Lux Mundi Tel: 952 543 334 Evangelical Church Tel: 952 532 825 Fellowship of the King Tel: 958 658 439 Anglican Church of Nerja & Almunecar Tel: 952 525 406

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Tel: 952 600 267

Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000


Tel: 952 399 907



Tel: 952 211 797

Velez Malaga Tel: 951 067 000


Tel: 952 212 435


Tel: 952 214 888


Tel: 952 363 591


Tel: 952 475 108


Tel: 952 306 150

Netherlands Tel: 913 537 500 Norway

Tel: 952 667 955


Tel: 952 604 383


Tel: 952 352 300


Tel: 952 474 891


Tel: 958 603 506

Vets Naturevets: 952 55 38 50 URG: 617 00 17 23 Nerja Clinica San Fernando (vet Expedito) 609 982 941 Torrox Village & Torrox Costa

608 45 42 70

La Herradura

625 233 778

C贸mpeta & La Caleta:

657 582 225

National Holidays

January 1st

New Years Day

January 6th

Three Kings Day

February 28th

May 1st

August 15th Virgin de la Asuncion

English Radio Stations Global Radio

96.5 FM

Andalucia Day May Day

October 12th Dia de la Hispanidad November 1st

All Saints day

December 6th Dia de la Constitucion


96.0 FM

Coastline Radio

97.6 FM

Radio Sol Almijara

99.1 FM

December 8th Immaculate Conception


105.5 FM

December 25th Christmas Day


104.8 FM

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Finca el Cerrillo

Canillas de Albaida, Malaga Tel: 952 03 04 44 email:

Finca Los Pinos Tel: 619 175 649 The Hotel Balcon Tel: 952 55 3662 Alberdini Hotel Restaurant Tel: 952 51 62 94


Glass, lighting & blinds

Solar Shade Tel: 902 888 176 Nick Atkinson Tel: 658 151628 Tel: 640 519 482 Pool Repairs - Carl Firth Tel: 646 686 463 The Handy Man Can Tel: 690 076 988

Jose Luis Persianas Tel: 952 516 397 Tejeiro Carpinteria Tel: 952 51 61 49Tin Tin

Hairdressers Hairdressers Tel: 952 516 416 E.G.O Tel: 616 022 734

Airconditioning / Heating

Health & Beauty

Drains Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869

Centro Mar y Salud

Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628

Dr. Bernadette Veeger - General Practitioner

Electricians Tel: 952 96 78 03

Tecnicas Maro Tel: 952 52 95 38 Esola Systems Tel: 952 550 323 Klimacentro Tel: 952 540 786


Electricians Roger 648 025 901

Mike 606 246 902

Electrician Tel 951242449

C&Gs 2381 & 2391

Mob 666707297

Food Stores & Shops

Tejeiro Tel: 952 516 149

Computers Ink Cartridges, Stationery, Printing Services & 2 euro selection at Trapiche Market & Divas Boutique Tel: 627242977

Competa Computers Professional Computer Repairs Tel:952967803

Tel: 951 067 722 / 617 979 364

La Gelateria facebook/heladeriacompeta

Furniture Stores

General Practitioner Psychology Physiotherapy Osteopathy Massage Acupuncture Gynaecology Neurology Medical Thermography Dermatology Iridology Vitamin & Mineral dificiencies testing Food allergies testing Colontherapy Pedicure Nutritional Coaching Gym classes Mindfulness training Nursing Care Paseo MarĂ­timo, El Morche/Torrox Costa, 952 532 065 / 617 913 196,

Samusalud Tel: 625029316 Clinica Europa Tel: 952 530 908 Ian Pett Dental Care Tel: 691 700 587

Internet CafĂŠ Competa Webs Tel: 952 553 473 Competa Internet Services Tel: 952 553 881

Nursing & Care Leon Blanco Tel: 618 226 647


NESS Internet & Telephone

Nerja Solutions Tel: 952 52 71 45 BB4S Tel: 951 239 888 Techno Vision Tel: 952 520 946

Insurance Essential Cover Tel: 951 39 07 00 Black Tower Tel: 607 845 603

Plumbers Continued

Fontifrio Tel: 689 509 666

Tel:(0034) 618 295 063 Tel:(0034) 951 067 711

Leisure & Hobbies

Buggy Tours Tel: 653 635 180 Competa Hikes Tel: 619 175 Los Caballos del Mosquin Tel: 608658 108 Tel: 618 972 139

Kitchens Mechanics & Recovery

Sunkitchens The Kitchen Professionals Doors & Wardrobes Raul Chica: 653 634 633 Torre del Mar (Malaga)

Kennels & Pets Raza Hotel for dogs Tel: 952 535 417

Language Schools Axareducation Tel: 655 48 59 44


Tel: 952 507 144 CP Auto Aircon Tel: 649 307 966

Property Legal Advice Solutions 4 U Tel & Fax (00 34) 952 55 38 07

Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

Asesoria Aljarife Tel:952 51 66 00 Asesoria Axarquia Tel:952 54 51 05 Thomas Gant Law Tel: 952 51 69 61

LOCKSMITH UK C&G Qualified, Callouts (24/7) and / or appointments

Call Paul Tel: 664367511 email:

Plumbers & Water Solutions

Property Management House Martins Tel: 692 40 83 06 HoneyBee Management Tel: 695 521 350

Removals Fontaneria Roman Tel: 952 55 33 69

Real Estate

UK Deliveries Tel: 951 247 240 / 608 091 660

Solutions 4 U Tel: 952 55 38 07 Taurus Real Estate, Tel: 952 53 50 43 Inland-Property Tel: 952 252 7300 Tu Rincon del Sol Tel: 952 51 63 58 Competa Properties Tel: 952 516 107

Restaurants & Bars El Pilon - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 35 12 Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Tel: 951 70 76 38 - Cómpeta Taj Majal - Torrox Costa Tel: 952 53 49 72 The Pavo Real - Cómpeta/Torrox Rd Tel: 654 86 90 83 The Balcon Hotel - - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 36 62 El Recreo - Cómpeta Tel: 951 51 60 43 La Pergola - Torre del Mar Tel: 627 579 776 La Extremeña - Archez Tel: 686 558 362 Casa Paco - Competa Tel: 952 516 077 Alberdini Hotel Restaurant Competa Tel: 952 51 62 94 El Pino Restaurant - Torrox Tel: 952 968 106 Perico’s - Competa Tel: 952 553 739 El Cortico - Competa Tel:952 553 647 Cantueso - Periana Tel: 699 946 213 AliOli - Competa Tel: 952 516 137 Bar Amalia - Archez Tel: 634 302 480

Extra The Business Directory Continued Satellite Services

Nerja Solutions Tel: 952 527 145 Total Satellite Installations Tel: 629 556 266 Sky Digital Tel: 952 464 378

Swimming Pool Heating


Naturevets - Competa Tel: 952 553 850

Tel: 652 970 608

Windows & Doors

Spa’s & Saunas


UPVC-WINDOWS/DOORS Tel. 952 50 25 27 E-Mail:

Official Manufacturer

Delprado Solicitors Tel: 95 252 72 74

Cars Bought & Sold Cars Wanted Tel: 657 919 965 Second Hand Cars Tel: 670 411 255


Tel: 652 970 608

Solar Sundays Tel: 648 025 901


Upholstery Michael’s Upholstery Tel: 952 55 34 64

Plants VetiverSpain Tel: 692 288 657

Villa Care

Mobility Products For Sale or Hire Tel: 95 296 7015 / Mob: 635 445 279

STAIR-LIFTS Tel: 95 296 7015 / Mob: 635 445 279

House Martins tel:+44 (0)845 0041041 mob: +34 692 408 306

Property Care and Management Services

HoneyBee Management Tel: 695 521 350

.com Steel Tips Darts . Soft Tip Darts . Flights . Stems . Dartboards . Wallets . Accessories

October CHURCH SERVICES Alhama de Granada, St. Barnabas I.E.R.E (Anglican). Service in English at 11.30 first and third Sundays of the month now at La Joya Roman Catholic Church, Plaza Alfonso X11. contact Priest 95 203 0461 or Warden 95 252 0921. Torre del Mar( Lux Mundi Centre). St. Barnabas I.E.R.E, Spanish Episcopal service in English at 11 o'clock, first and third Sunday Morning Prayer, second and forth Sundays Holy Communion. Contact Rector 95 203 0461 or Wardens 25 251 0921 and 95 251 0056. St Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) or 618640132 (churchwarden) "Church of England" services at the Capillia de san jose calle linares 7 velez Malaga. website is www. and at Competa in the Parish Church at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. LAKE VINUELA SOCIAL CLUB We meet on the 1st THURSDAY of the month from 12noon until approx. 2.30pm followed by lunch at Bar Atila, Puente Don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet like minded friends. We regularly have a quiz, open the box, bingo and a guest speaker. For further details please contact 676772693 or email

Thursday 15th October - Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Hotel Romero) 6.45am, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15am, Caleta 7.20am and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30am. Depart Gibraltar 15.00h. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED. Friday 16th October - Taizé Prayer. Time 20.30pm.

in November

Wednesday 21st October – Coach Excursion to Ronda. Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar invite you to join friends on a one day coach excursion to the city of Ronda . Wednesday 28th October – “Beetle Drive” and Supper. Ticket price 10 Euros available at the Centre, proceeds for fund raising. Time 5.30pm for 6.00pm. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: .Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site. EL PUENTE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manual, Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185.El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship - 11am. Bible Study Thursday 5-7pm Midweek activities: Pilates - Monday 1pm - 2pm Bridge Club Tuesday 2pm -6pm. Pilates - Wednesday 1.30 - 2.30pm Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10-1.30pm

LUX MUNDI, TORRE DEL MAR. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: Web: Please also see the web site for daily TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB activities in the Centre.. The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday at 12 noon until 2pm at the Trapiche Monday 12th October -The Rocky Horror Show. Restaurant, just off the A356 Velez-Malaga to La Please come and join friends of Lux Mundi, Torre Vinuela. The first Wednesday in the month is our del Mar on a coach excursion to the Salon regular lunch meeting, we enjoy a 3 course lunch Varietes in Fuengirola for an evening of with wine, casera and water for just €8.50. entertainment. On arrival in Fuengirola approximately 18.00h, there will be free time for LOS ROMANES ROYAL BRITISH LEGION you to buy supper, before the show which starts Monday from 12-2.00 pm in the Garden at 20.00h. Ticket price 28 Euros available at the Restaurant, La Vinuela. Information can be Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure obtained from our website www.RBLtimes from Viñuela (Football Pitch) 16.30pm, or Margaret Branch Sec. Algarrobo (Lidl)16.50pm, Caleta 16.55pm, Torre 951066079 del Mar (Coach Station)17.00pm.

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Beautiful Andalucian style semi-detached villa, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private pool area, mature garden, garage/shop, private parking, completely fenced, stunning views, easy access and walking distance to all facilities. EPC rating E

Traditional 2 bedroom town house (68m2), comfortably renovated and modernised. f/f kitchen/diner, lounge, 2 bedrooms (one with balcony) and family bathroom. Tiled & balustraded roof terrace with spectacular views. Sold furnished. Awaiting EPC

Enchanting country villa in a fabulous location, close to a river and within walking distance to Archez. Rustic style, spacious open plan kitchen/diner, good size living room, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite). Secluded pool terrace. EPC rating E

Ref: C3404

199,950 euro

89,000 euro

Ref: T544

Ref: T763

235,000 euro



Very pretty country villa in a quiet location with stunning views and within walking distance to the village. 3 Double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan living area with F/F kitchen. Lovely pool terrace with 6mt x 4mt swimming pool. Incl old farmhouse ruin. Priced to sell! Awaiting EPC

Lovely 3 Bed country villa within walking distance to Canillas & Archez with excellent access and fabulous views. Open plan living/dining area, f/f kitchen, sun room, 2 bathrooms, utility room & workshop. Large private terrace with 8mt x 4mt pool. EPC rating G

SAYALONGA Super 2 Bed/2 Bath villa, in a sought after location, within walking distance to the village. Open plan living/dining room, f/f kitchen. Covered dining terrace, 6mt x 4mt pool, wonderful views & excellent access. Successful rental history. Great value! EPC rating E Ref: T834

239,000 euro

Ref: C3449

220,000 euro

Ref: C3366

279,000 euro

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